Soaked in Storm: North Ridgeville Dries Out

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE- People who live in Muirwood Village in North Ridgeville woke up to their neighborhood under water Wednesday morning."We're on an island unto ourselves. There was no place to go!" said Donna Cioffoletti, of North Ridgeville. The road right off Route 83 and Mills Road looked like more like a river."I immediately open the garage and I saw the water all the way up the driveway here," said Tammy Brigadier, of North Ridgeville.

Strong storms blew through the area Tuesday, creating flooding and knocking down trees.

A couple blocks away, Jeff Heiser says his daughter was home alone when a tree came crashing down onto his house.

"She was sitting at the patio home window with the computer. Then she heard the crack and heard it fall over," said Heiser.

Both roads parallel a drainage ditch that neighbors say is normally bone dry. They say at the height of the storm, it filled to eight feet.

By early afternoon, the water had receded enough for some of the roads to be passable again.

*Click here for more on the wicked weather that blew through Northeast Ohio.*

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